1. Introduction

1.1 Welcome to www.idrc.co.uk (the Site)

1.2 This page sets out the terms and conditions on which you may use the Site (Terms and Conditions), whether as registered user or guest (either of which, “you” or a “User”). Please read carefully before use. 

1.3 By accessing and using the Site, you accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them. 

1.4 If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you may not use the Site.

1.5 We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time, so you must review them each time that you access the Site.

1.6 Any queries about these Terms and Conditions should be addressed to compliance@idrc.co.uk

2. Who we are

2.1 The Site is operated by the International Dispute Resolution Centre Ltd. (“IDRC”, “we”, or “us”), a UK limited liability company registered in England under Company Number 3691902

2.2 Our registered and trading offices are at 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU, UK

2.3 Our VAT number is: GB 749 6933 72

3. Use of the Site

3.1 Subject to Clauses 4 and 5, below, you have permission temporarily to use the Site.

3.2 If you do not use the Site as permitted by law and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, we may suspend or terminate your use of the Site.

3.3 You must treat all identification codes, passwords and other security information relating to your access to and use of the Site as confidential. If you fail to do so, or we have reason to suspect that you have failed to do so, we may disable any relevant security measures, including passwords and codes.

3.4 We may change or withdraw our internet service at any time, without notice.

3.5 We frequently update the Site, but we are not obliged to do so. Consequently, some Site contents may be out-of-date. 

3.6 Nothing on the Site is intended to constitute advice of any kind, commercial or legal, and must not be relied upon as such. 

3.7 Any data that you provide to us in connection with your use of the Site must be verifiably accurate.

3.8 If you contract through the Site for any of the services offered by IDRC, our separate Terms and Condition for such services will apply.

4. Permitted use

4.1  You may use the Site for any purpose permitted by applicable law and regulations. 

5. Prohibited uses

5.1 You may not use the Site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm Minors in any way;
  • to transmit, or to procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (Spam);
  • knowingly to transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer codes designed to  affect adversely the operation of any computer software or hardware.

5.2 You also agree:

  • other than as permitted by Clause 8.2, below, not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site;
  • not to  interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Site, any equipment or network on which the Site is stored, any software used in the operation of the Site or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

6. Interactive Services

6.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on the Site, including, without limitation, chat rooms and bulletin boards (“Interactive Services”).

6.2 Where we do provide any Interactive Service, we will provide clear information about the kind of service offered, whether it is moderated and if so, what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

6.3 We will use reasonable endeavours to assess, and if appropriate, to moderate, any risk to Users (and in particular, to children under the age of 12 (“Minors”)) from third parties when using any Interactive Service provided on the Site. 

6.4 Notwithstanding Clause 6.3, above, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any Interactive Service that we provide on the Site.

6.5 The use of any of our Interactive Services by a Minor is subject to the prior consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an Interactive Service that it is essential that they communicate to their children the potential risks of their doing so. 

7. Contents Standards

7.1 These content standards apply to any and all material that you contribute to the Site (“Contributions”), and to any Interactive Services associated with it.

7.2 Factual Contributions must be accurate. Any opinion expressed in a Contribution must be genuinely held. All Contributions must comply with any applicable law and regulations.

7.3 Contributions must not contain any material which is defamatory of any person; contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; promote sexually explicit material; promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; be likely to deceive any person; be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; promote any illegal activity; be threatening; abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; give the impression that they emanate from IDRC if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act, such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

8. Intellectual property rights

8.1 IDRC is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site and in all of the material posted on the Site, which are protected by copyright.

8.2 You are permitted to print one copy and download extracts of any page of the Site for your personal reference, but not for commercial use without express permission from IDRC. You may not make any changes or additions to anything printed or downloaded as permitted by this Clause. 

9. Links to the Site

9.1 You may make a legally-permitted link to our Site’s homepage from your own website if the contents of your website meet the permitted use of our Site, as set out in Clause 4, above, and do not contravene the prohibited uses at Clause 5. We may withdraw this permission at any time.

9.2 You must not suggest any endorsement by IDRC of you, your business or your own website, or any association with IDRC without our express written consent.

10. Links from the Site

10.1 Any links from the Site to any other websites are only for information only and do not constitute any endorsement by IDRC of the linked website or the acceptance of any responsibility by IDRC for the contents or use of the linked website.

11. Computer Offences

11.1 If you commit any offence under the English Computer Misuse Act 1990, your right to use the Site will immediately terminate and we will report you to the relevant authorities.

11.2 You must not access or seek to access any server or database connected to the Site, or make any attack on the Site. 

12. Suspension and termination

12.1 If, in our discretion, we determine that there has been any breach of any of these Terms and Conditions, we may:

  • immediately withdraw your right to use the Site, temporarily or permanently; or
  • commence legal proceedings against you for any remedy available to IDRC, including for the recovery of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

12.3 If you breach these Terms and Conditions and lose your right to use the Site, you must immediately destroy or return any copies or downloads that you have of material taken from the Site.

13.Limitation of liability

13.1 IDRC, including its directors, officers, members and employees, shall not be liable to any User of the Site or to any third party for any loss or damage arising from any misuse of the Site by such User or third party, or from any ignorance of, non-compliance with, or breach of these Terms and Conditions, save where such loss or damage is shown by the User or any third party to be as a consequence of the conscious and deliberate wrongdoing of IDRC, its directors, officers, members or employees, or to the extent that any part of this exclusion of liability is prohibited by applicable law.

14. Governing law and Dispute Resolution

     14.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law.

     14.2 In the event of a dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, the parties to the dispute (the Parties) shall use all reasonable efforts to resolve the dispute amicably. 

     14.3 If the dispute has not been amicably resolved within thirty (30) days of one Party giving written notice of a dispute to the other, the Courts of England shall have jurisdiction over such dispute